Everyone knows my vote
Originally Posted by The Pro
Right, time to settle this once and for all.
Hewitt = The potato. Roddick = Duck. Safin = OAF.
But we refuse to agree on a nickname for Nadal, so let's see if we can now.
Piggy? - cos apparently his high cheekbones and slightly upturned nose give hima piggish appearance.
And the way he tramples and scampers around the court is reminiscent of a pig running and rooting in the mud, plus his high pitched squeals and grunts.
Mowgli? - cos he kinda looks like Mowgli from the jungle book.
Too cute and too childish. Next.
Weasel -used by some, but taken by Coria.
Coria has first dibs on that plus I do not see any resemblance to a weasel neither in appearance nor in character.
El Nino - complimentary, to do with his speed and power likening him to a 'storm'.
Meh. See quoted post below by Hingie.
Sitting Bull -native american appearance.
Again, lukewarm neither here not there.
In conclusion I would like to insert a quote here from the other thread which nails the issue right on the head as to why I think "Piggy" is the perfect choice:
Why Rafa is called "Piggy"
Originally Posted by Hingie
You're right, he does look like a pig. I've been thinking that since the French, and now finally someone else sees it. I like the nickname. A nickname shouldn't be too flattering. Mowgli is way too cute and flattering of a nickname for a tennis player. Like the "Duck" and "Potato," Piggy can be both cute and unflattering, so it pleases both haters and fans. It's really the best nickname for Rafael. I don't know why his fans are complaining about it. Does Federer have a nickname yet? He needs to get one that sticks. Something that can be both endearing and mean spirited, because that is what this board is.